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90 years and still going strong!

Oct 30, 2014

We are very proud to announce that we will be celebrating 90 years in business on 31st October 2014.

The founder of our business, Thomas Bourne, was born in Church Gresley on 25th May 1902. He qualified as an accountant in 1923 and started the Bourne & Co practice on 31st October 1924, being initially based in Church Gresley but moving, after the first year or two, to Burton upon Trent.

He traded as a sole practitioner for the first 23 years until 1947 and then became senior partner in the partnership practice for the next 22 years until his retirement on 1st November 1969. Michael Bourne (Thomas Bourne's son) then became senior partner, coincidentally also for the next 22 years, until his retirement on 1st November 1991.

We will be celebrating with some of our long standing clients, (now second, third or fourth generations) who have supported us over many, many years, together with staff and local professional people, at The Winery in November.

As a practice, we pride ourselves on offering a traditional service combined with a modern approach. We also strive to deliver a professional and value for money service in all aspects of running and growing a business.

We look forward to many more successful years and we would like to thank all of our clients and our staff for their loyalty and continued support.

"Thank you"